1829 50C MS (PCGS# 6154)

The January 2011 Tampa Bay Rarities Sale

  • Auctioneer:
    Bowers & Merena
  • Lot Number:
    700
  • Grade:
    MS65
  • Price:
    $11,500.00
Lot Description
Deep, rich, olive-charcoal patina blankets both sides of this fully prooflike piece. Vibrancy to the luster is most potent when aided by a strong, direct light, which also reveals more vivid golden-blue undertones. Fully struck with razor-sharp definition, this coin would accept nothing less than a Gem rating.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;We know of at least one other example of this die marriage that exhibits a prooflike finish from the dies. That coin--the Heifetz-Munson Specimen (Superior, 10/89, lot 764)--has been described as a "specimen strike" in the past. While we do not believe that the present example is a proof, it is certainly high in the Condition Census for the variety.
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